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Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
+44 1832 205158
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Very Evocative

This a strange one. Spent the afternoon strolling around the grounds admiring this sad but... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
Stamford, United Kingdom
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House with a roof but with a view

This Elizabethan house, with its interesting history, is a shell that was under construction as a... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
Paignton, United Kingdom
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“audio guide” (31 reviews)
“national trust” (40 reviews)
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Lyveden Estate, Oundle PE8 5AT, England
+44 1832 205158
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

This a strange one. Spent the afternoon strolling around the grounds admiring this sad but strangely lovely shell of a building. Although this isn’t a ruin but an unfinished project it still evokes this distant part of history. Go on a still and dry day...More

Thank FennJR
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This Elizabethan house, with its interesting history, is a shell that was under construction as a lodge when it was abandoned. It is a fascinating example of construction for that period, and is supplemented by some very interesting grounds. The moats, orchards, gardens and large...More

1  Thank Akumuk
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Beautiful setting on a nice day but not much to do it the weather is bad. Lovely walks and a fascinating story of wealth and loss. Worth a visit but make sure the sun is out!

Thank EEEandCO
Reviewed October 22, 2017

There was very little there, We were fortunate that the weather was dry as nowhere to go if it rained. Very remote and very poor pot-holed road in. Staff were very friendly and welcoming but tea room small and was disappointing. It was blowing a...More

Thank Den_Daw2015
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Not a ruin but an unfinished Elizabethan lodge with a fascinating story. You approach from the car park to see this unusual shell of a building. At the National Trust office tucked away behind a little cottage you can get audio tapes to tell the...More

Thank bandv2010
Reviewed October 2, 2017

It looks like a ruin, but is acctualy a house that isn't finished. The story why it wasn't finished and that the owner kept track of the building activities while he was exiled is very impressive. I can really recommend the audio tour, very interesting....More

Thank postvoorrachel
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

A ruin set in lovely countryside, take a picnic in good weather and you wouldn't be disappointed. Good space for children to run around.

Thank VivendaLuiza
Reviewed September 24, 2017

I may still be giddy on the gorgeous autumn sunshine during my visit to Lyveden, but I had such a lovely day, I lost at least 1 hour sat in the trees in the sunshine. Wonderful. The staff were very friendly upon arrival and talked...More

2  Thank MissH81
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Only had time for a quick walk round. Enjoyable even so including the moat and the wood. Lots of explanations. Excellent soup in the cafe and usual NT sandwich. Just love the countryside around this area. Will be back to walk around more.

Thank Tolroy
Reviewed September 18, 2017

My wife and I (NT and HHA members) visited Lyveden as it is free to NT whilst on our way to Wisbech on Saturday 16th and we found it very interesting and informative by using the Audio Guides. We then had a drink and snack...More

Thank busterSolihull
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There's a sign up saying that dogs on a lead are welcome.